The Sun Tan Tax is a Tax against Light Skinned Women

How did the media miss this one? A tax that is inherently racist against light skinned people and sexist against light skinned women. The latest health care bill imposes a 10% tax on customers who want or need a tan because they have light skin color. Racism and sexism all in one convenient tax.

Working class women would be disproportionately affected by the tanning tax that some say is sexist.

If you are going by logic and reason then yes it would be equally racist to tax something that is predominately used by a single group of people. There is no doubt in my mind that white woman use tanning beds more than any other demographic.

As a result, many light skinned salon goers and owners are outraged by the so-called “tanning tax” and think they’re being unfairly targeted by the bill. The tanning tax will go into effect July 1 and will apply to electronic products designed for tanning. It’s supposed to generate $2.7 billion over the next 10 years. But it won’t as customers change their tanning habits to meet personal budgets.

Where is the media coverage on this? It’s conveniently covered up by calling it an anti-cancer bill. It’s an anti-cancer bill stupid. Well if that’s anti-cancer what’s next, a tax when you go outside because the sun is right there, THE major cause of skin cancer. How exactly would you tax that?

Other suggested reading: SMB Office Supplies Shrinkage Survey

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2 Responses to “The Sun Tan Tax is a Tax against Light Skinned Women”


  1. 1 DONNA November 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I AM A WHITE WOMAN THAT LIVES IN ALASKA. RESEARCH HAS PROVEN THAT THESE TANNING BEDS WITH THE LIGHTING THEY PROVIDE IS HEALTHY FOR POSSITIVE FEELINGS AGAINST DEPRESSION DUE TO EXTREME LENGTH OF TIME IN DARKNESS.
    THIS IS A COST THAT INSURANCE COMPANIES DO NOT COVER. IF ANYTHING THIS COST SHOULD BE COVERED, NOT TAXED. AM NOT CONVINCED THIS TREATMENT CAUSES CANCER.
    IT IS CLEAR TO ME THERE IS PREJUDICE AND TARGET ON WHITES.

  2. 2 sun tanning spray May 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about spray tan. Regards


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